Flying squirrels make their homes in coniferous and deciduous forests and woodlands. The northern flying squirrel is found in the northeast, along the west coast and inland to Idaho and Montana. The southern flying squir... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Rodents

Squirrels adapt to their habitat by using their thick fur to keep warm, hiding in their nests for warmth, storing food and using their intelligence. Squirrels can survive in many environments, though they do best in wood... More »

Most tree-dwelling squirrels, such as red and gray squirrels, do not hibernate during winter and stay active throughout the day as long as the temperature does not fall below 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Ground squirrels, espe... More »

Flying squirrels live in the wild in the Pacific Northwest of North America and can also be found living at a few zoos around the country. They like to eat fruit, nuts, fungi and bird eggs. More » Pets & Animals Mammals Rodents

Flying squirrels are omnivores with diets consisting of a variety of foods, such as nuts, seeds, fruits insects and fungi. Flying squirrels that reside in southern regions tend to be a bit more carnivorous, and they even... More »

The scientific name for the northern flying squirrel is Glaucomys sabrinus, and the scientific name for the southern flying squirrel is Glaucomys volans. Contrary to common belief, flying squirrels are incapable of flyin... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Rodents

Two subspecies of the northern flying squirrel are considered threatened in the Appalachians, and the Virginia and North Carolina populations are considered endangered. Conservation efforts have placed nest boxes in west... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Rodents